World Class Faculty & Research / May 25, 2023

Debra Shapiro Selected to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Debra Shapiro Selected to Receive International Association for Conflict Management’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Debra Shapiro, the Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, was selected to receive the International Association for Conflict Management’s (IACM) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each year, the IACM honors one outstanding faculty member for “meritorious, long-standing, paradigm-shifting contributions to the study of conflict management and negotiation.” Winners are selected by a committee from nominations of scholars whose careers epitomize the goals and purposes of the association.

Shapiro studies interpersonal-level dynamics in organizations, such as negotiating, mediating, dispute-resolution, and procedural justice-enhancing strategies. She also studies organizational justice, ethical work behaviors, and positive work attitudes and behaviors. Her work has been published in the top academic journals and she has won six “best paper” awards. She is among the top 2% most-cited faculty in the world, and she recently ranked among the world’s “best scientists” by She has also published two books and received teaching awards. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Behavior, and the Ethics and Compliance Initiative.

Shapiro’s IACM Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the association’s annual conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, July 9-12, 2023.

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